Rotary Rewind – Jan. 23, 2019

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If you didn’t make it to this week’s Rotary Club of Forest Grove meeting, below is an overview of what you missed.

Farmer’s Day:
Our sincere thank you to all of the local farmers who came to our annual Farmer’s Day luncheon at Wednesday’s meeting. We hope you enjoyed your time and we thank our farmers for all that they do for our local community!

Peace Village: Our club and the Forest Grove Rotary Daybreak Club have both received District 5100 Matching Grants to help towards our club’s joint Peace Village project. The camp, which will target middle school students in teaching skills in conflict resolution, media literacy, connections with nature and mindfulness, will take place in August. The project is a joint between our Rotary Club and the Forest Grove Daybreak Rotary Club. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in the planning process, see Loren Waltz, Blake Timm or Julia Kollar. To learn more about Peace Village, Visit Their Website.

The next meeting of the Peace Village steering committee is on Thurs., Jan. 31.

Rotary Foundation Update: To date, club members have contributed a total of $3,705 towards The Rotary Foundation and $1,285 towards PolioPlus. We are a third of the way towards reaching our club goals of $9,000 for TRF giving and $1,500 towards PolioPlus giving. Thank you!

Be The Inspiration Award: This week’s Be The Inspiration Award winner is Jerry Hoerber, as chosen and presented by Loren Waltz. Congratulations Jerry!

 Have A Program Idea?: We have made the transition for program chairs with Julia Kollar starting her term. If you have an idea for a program or would like to present something yourself, let Julia know. She will also have a program planning board at meetings so you can see what is on deck and what dates may be available.

Road Cleanup Scheduled: Our next semi-annual road cleanup (along Gales Creed Road and Thatcher Road) is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 2. Meet at 8:30 a.m., at the Oregon Department of Forestry Office, 801 Gales Creek Road. For more information, please contact Jerry Hoerber.

Troop 213 Court of Honor: Scouts BSA Troop 213, our chartered Scouting troop, will hold a Court of Honor awards potluck on Tues., Jan. 29, 7 p.m., at Swallowtail School, 460 Heather St., Cornelius. Rotarians are welcomed and encouraged to attend. If you do attend, please bring a potluck item to share.

Next Week’s Duty Roster: Make note of your assignment!
Tim Schauermann & Julie Schmidlkofer
Thought for the Day: Joe Post
Rototeller Article: Jerry Hoerber
Raffle Prize: Janet Peters

Wednesday’s Program: Nicole Anderson, Oregon State University
In keeping with the Farmer’s Day theme, our program was provided by Nicole Anderson, who is an associate professor of field crops at Oregon State University based out of the school’s Willamette Valley Extension Center. For the past 10 years, Anderson has served as an extension service agronomist working with cool-season grass seed, clover seed and wheat crops in the Willamette Valley.

Anderson organizes educational opportunities for the agricultural community by hosting grower meetings and field days. In addition, Anderson regularly collaborates with international seed researchers and constantly strives to bring new ideas to the Oregon seed industry.

Educational opportunities and international collaboration was the theme of the program as Anderson presented on a recent trip she helped lead to Uruguay and Argentina. The trip included an international grass seed conference and trips to farms to check out local research and farming techniques.

Club Calendar
Tues., Jan. 29: Troop 213 Court of Honor, 7 p.m., Swallowtail School
Wed., Jan. 30: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Rob Foster, Pakistan Trip
Sat., Feb. 2: Road Cleanup, 8:30 a.m., ODF Office, 801 Gales Creek Rd.

Upcoming Programs
Wed., Feb. 6: Dr. Lesley Hallick – Pacific University Update
Wed., Feb. 13: Daughter’s Day – Irene Trent-Valencia, Cyprus Friendship Project
Wed., Feb. 20: Jim Crisp & Mike Hundley – Mike Ward & the Mike Ward Award
Wed., Feb. 27: Program TBA

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